Sunday, September 28, 2008

Lucid Absinthe Superieure

Now available in the United States is a natural absinthe product called Lucid. It is the first genuine absinthe legally available in the US in over 95 years. Developed, and distilled, by absinthe historian, T.A. Breaux, this drink is made with a full measure of Grande Wormwoood, whole European herbs, and neutral spirits. From, "Lucid contains a full measure of Grande Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium). Genuine absinthe, such as the absinthe made during the Belle Époque period in France, has always been made with Grande Wormwood as a key ingredient. In fact, the word "absinthe" itself is derived from the scientific name for Grande Wormwood – Artemisia absinthium."

What's even more interesting is the traditional French way to prepare and consume the drink. The French method is to slowly drip ice cold water over a sugar cube into a 1.5 oz of absinthe. Known as 'Louching', this method allows the water to mix with the absinthe causing an opalescent cloud of herbal essences and fragrance to rise.

This is really some cool stuff and for more information check out the Lucid website.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Friday Foto Fiesta 9-19-8

This picture was taking about a year ago. We were on a walk with the dogs around our community. As you can see, the sky was beautiful.

Don't forget to take a gander at Squirrel Chatter.
For more photo fun, check out Candid Carrie.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

I can't go there....

But I want to. Here's a cool preview about a little group of Islands off Nicaragua.

Corn Islands

Even the pirates of the Caribbean took a vacation from plundering, and to this day, their hideaway has remained a fairly hidden treasure. Forty miles off mainland Nicaragua, the Corn Islands are still populated by the descendants of buccaneers. On Great Corn Island — one-hour La Costeña flights depart daily from Managua — the only attractions are sand and sea, including a reef that surrounds a 400-year-old Spanish galleon. "If you get bored here, then you don't know how to unwind," says Jeff Johnson, an expat from Washington, D.C. "Not doing anything is the point." Great Corn is a metropolis compared with the 1.4-square-mile Little Corn Island. The $6 ferry from Great Corn drops you off near the two best places to stay: Hotel Lose Delfines and Casa Iguana, which relies on solar power because of spotty electricity. Despite the wonky infrastructure, Little Corn has pockets of sophistication: Paola Carminiani serves up a taste of her Italian homeland with three-course dinners at Farm, Peace, & Love. Just bring a flashlight so you can find your way back through the jungle. — Paul Katz

For more information on Dream Islands check out this Yahoo article: 7 Dream Islands